Yes, my useless post on Pete Mackanin broke up the good Clemens conversation. I was driving for three hours and listening to Mike and the Mad Dog, so my brain was rattled.
Please, continue on here …
(Thanks to the lawyer-types who are shining a light on this mess, too).
UPDATE, 7:56 p.m.: Over on Sports Illustrated.com, Jon Heyman has an exclusive interview with Brian McNamee.
The story has this passage: “His eyes maneuver between his 23-inch television and a computer monitor that is providing minute-by-minute reviews of Clemens’ interview. The trainer reads aloud from e-mails that are supportive of him.”
Is there any chance McNamee was reading the live blog we had here last night? Interesting if he was.
Well, Brian, if you are reading the blog and want to explain your side to a big audience, we’re here for you. I’ll be in touch.
UPDATE, 9:42 p.m.: If you want to read the lawsuit, here it is.
We’re close to 900 comments on the blog today. It’s amazing how this situation has captured the imagination of people.
UPDATE, 10:43 p.m.: Chairman Hank has weighed in from Tampa:
“I thought that the press conference spoke for itself,” he said to an AP reporter at Legends Field. I thought the media commentary after the press conference was over was a little harsh. Too much rush to judgment in this country. As far as whether he’s telling the truth or not, I have no clue. But I’m not going to say, well, he’s lying, like everybody on TV did after he was done.
“Everybody, the media, all said, ‘Oh, he’s got to sue.’ (Barry) Bonds never sued. Everybody said, ‘Why not?’ Well, this guy is suing and now they still don’t believe him. You’ve got to start to wonder at some point. I don’t rush to judgment. That’s the big thing with me. I don’t do that, and that’s the exact term for it, rush to judgment.”